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US-1,008,0257 Windshield deicer power conservation system
Vehicle apparatus includes a glass windshield and a wiper system. A wiper blade has a parking region on the windshield. A deicer selectably provides heat to the...
US-1,007,9084 Fine-grained Nd--Fe--B magnets having high coercivity and energy density
Magnets and methods of making the magnets are disclosed. The magnets may have high coercivity and may be suitable for high temperature applications. The magnet...
US-1,007,8043 Method and system for exhaust particulate matter sensing
Methods and systems are provided for a particulate matter sensor positioned downstream of a diesel particulate filter in an exhaust system. In one example, a...
US-1,007,8033 Oxygen sensor element blackening detection
The present description relates generally to methods and systems for detecting thermal aging and blackening in oxygen sensors. Thermal aging and blackening...
US-1,007,7838 Piston ring configured to reduce friction
A piston ring for a piston, the piston ring having a circumferential surface configured to engage an inner surface of a cylinder, the inner surface having at...
US-1,007,7790 Spring clip with three cantilevered bars and integral 4-way locator
A spring clip includes a body having a base, a support post carried on the base, three cantilevered bars carried on the support post and a 4-way locator fixed...
US-1,007,7750 Method for operating a direct-injection internal combustion engine, and applied-ignition internal combustion...
Systems and methods are provided for operation of fuel injectors within an applied-ignition, direct-injection internal combustion engine. In one example, a...
US-1,007,7749 Method for cooling a direct injection pump
Methods and systems are provided for cooling a high pressure fuel pump. One method includes, when a spill valve is in a pass-through state, circulating fuel...
US-1,007,7733 Systems and methods for operating a lift pump
Methods and systems are provided for operating a lift pump of an engine fuel system. In one example, a method may comprise predicting when a fuel rail pressure...
US-1,007,7731 Method for detecting fuel system degradation
Methods and systems are provided for detecting leaks in an engine fuel system coupled in a vehicle including a first fuel tank and a second fuel tank, and a...
US-1,007,7726 System and method to activate and deactivate engine cylinders
Systems and methods for determining when one or more cylinders of an engine may be activated or deactivated are presented. In one example, an actual total...
US-1,007,7724 Methods and systems for a fuel injector
Methods and systems are provided for a fuel injector coupled to mixing passages for entraining combustion chamber gases with a fuel injection to decrease...
US-1,007,7697 System and method for controlling an engine that includes low pressure EGR
Methods and systems for operating an engine that includes a low pressure EGR passage and a selective reduction catalyst are disclosed. In one example, an...
US-1,007,7576 Vehicle keypad illumination assembly and method
An exemplary vehicle keypad assembly includes, among other things a virtual button having a first area and a second area, a first phosphor between the first...
US-1,007,7078 Vehicle frame
A vehicle includes a vehicle frame. The vehicle frame includes two roof rails spaced apart and a rear header elongated along an axis transverse to the roof...
US-1,007,7073 Method and apparatus for controlling a parking process of a vehicle
A method and apparatus for controlling a parking process of a vehicle. The method including setting an upper speed limit; using a speed-limiting device to limit...
US-1,007,7054 Tracking objects within a dynamic environment for improved localization
The present invention extends to methods, systems, and computer program products for tracking objects within a dynamic environment for improved localization....
US-1,007,7042 System and method for controlling backlash in a vehicle powertrain
A system and method for controlling backlash in a vehicle powertrain includes the step of controlling a torque request of the powertrain with a first control...
US-1,007,7041 Variable compression ratio engine
Methods and systems are provided for a variable compression ratio engine. In one example, an engine system may comprise: varying a compression ratio of a...
US-1,007,7032 Method and system for reducing brake drag
Systems and methods are described for reducing brake drag in a brake system of a vehicle. It may be determined that the vehicle is stationary. A brake pressure...
US-1,007,7012 Localized silicone heat shielding for extension dash panels
A method for making an insulated vehicle extension dash panel includes injection molding an extension dash panel from a structural polymer. The method further...
US-1,007,7011 Vehicle underbody acoustic panels
An acoustic panel for a vehicle includes a floor panel, an underbody acoustic shield, and a perimeter seal positioned between the floor panel and the underbody...
US-1,007,6991 Bed extender incorporating one or more retractable lines
A bed extender is provided for a bed of a truck. That bed extender includes a reel mounted to a first sidewall of the bed, a line received on that reel, and a...
US-1,007,6981 Climate comfort system for vehicle seat
A vehicle seating assembly includes a frame. A cushion assembly includes a plurality of closed base cells disposed on the frame. Each base cell includes a fixed...
US-1,007,6978 Power lift and recliner release/fold device
A vehicle seating assembly includes a seat base, a seatback, and a recliner heart. The recliner heart is rotatably coupled to the seat base and the seatback and...
US-1,007,6970 Method and system for an energy storage system
Methods and systems are provided for a network in communication with one or more vehicles. In one example, a method may include transferring energy back and...
US-1,007,6967 Method and apparatus for wireless charging access point identification
A system includes a processor configured to detect communication signals from an access point. The processor is also configured to determine an access point...
US-1,007,6958 Collapsible panel duct for a vehicle HVAC system
A vehicle dashboard includes an air duct proximate an access aperture. The air duct selectively defines sealed and collapsed positions. A display module is...
US-1,007,6944 Vehicle cabin air conditioning and battery cooling system
A vehicle includes a cooling arrangement that includes an air conditioning loop and a battery cooling loop connected together by a common chiller and arranged...
US-1,007,6939 Suspension systems for laterally tiltable multitrack vehicles
A laterally tiltable, multitrack vehicle suspension may include first and second steering knuckles. The suspension may also include a first set of control arms...
US-1,007,6937 Vehicle tow capacity estimator
Apparatus and methods are disclosed for a vehicle tow capacity estimator. An example disclosed vehicle includes memory and a processor. The example memory...
US-1,007,6187 Drawer assembly with bezel including an integral drawer centering device
A drawer assembly is provided. That drawer assembly includes a drawer and a bezel. The bezel includes an integral drawer centering device whereby smooth sliding...
US-1,007,5806 Wireless vehicle tracking
A vehicle tracking system includes a remote portable wireless device. The system also includes a wireless transceiving device included in each of a plurality of...
US-1,007,5013 Vehicle apparatus for charging photoluminescent utilities
A vehicle charging compartment is disclosed. The compartment comprises a charging device comprising a plurality of light sources configured to emit a charging...
US-1,007,2626 Methods and systems for improving electric energy storage device durability for a stop/start vehicle
Systems and methods for restarting an engine are presented. In one example, an engine may be automatically stopped and started in response to thresholds that...
US-1,007,2625 Method of controlling an engine of a motor vehicle
A vehicle start-stop system includes an engine and a controller. The controller is programmed to operate the system in a first mode when a first input is...
US-1,007,2601 Method for operating a common rail injection arrangement for an internal combustion engine having a stop-start...
Methods and system are provided for operating a fuel system of a stop-start engine system. In one example a method may comprise powering off a lift pump and...
US-1,007,2600 Method and system for port fuel injection
Methods and systems are provided for controlling fuel injection via a port fuel injector. At low load conditions, a lift pump coupled to a port injector may be...
US-1,007,2448 Vehicle door handle
A vehicle door includes a door structure having an interior space and a ramp disposed within the interior space. The vehicle door further includes a latch and a...
US-1,007,1732 Windshield stone impact response
A vehicle includes a windshield having an integral pressure sensor. A signal from the pressure sensor is used to identify an impact against the windshield as a...
US-1,007,1729 Tow damping system
A vehicle includes a trailer hitch, an axle having an electronic limited slip differential, and a controller. The electronic limited slip differential includes...
US-1,007,1724 Regenerative torque limit control
A vehicle includes a powertrain and at least one controller programmed to, in response to a brake request and a shaft speed associated with a speed of the...
US-1,007,1708 Controller for vehicle wiper system
A system for a vehicle wiper is disclosed. The system comprises a first rain sensor disposed on a fore portion of a vehicle and a second rain sensor disposed on...
US-1,007,1701 Vehicle rollover safety system
A vehicle includes a body, door, glass dome, and dynamic pillars. The body defines a cabin and has first and second static pillars. The door that accesses the...
US-1,007,1700 Rear impact guard for a vehicle
A vehicle includes a frame and a bumper pivotally connected to the frame. A step is attached to the bumper so that the step is pivotal between a storage...
US-1,007,1691 Combined cup holder and storage bin
A combined cup holder and storage bin is provided. Such a device includes a rotating body having a first feature, a second feature and a third feature. The...
US-1,007,1690 Expandable top for vehicle center console
A vehicle center console includes an expandable top disposed on a storage bin. The center console is slidably connected to a floor pan and is movable towards...
US-1,007,1675 Autonomous vehicle headlight deactivation
A vehicle system includes an autonomous driving sensor and a processor. The autonomous driving sensor is programmed to output an object detection signal...
US-1,007,1664 System and method for variable sound dampening in an adjustable vehicle seat
A vehicle seat includes a first inflatable bladder and a pump fluidically coupled with the first bladder. A sound dampening assembly is fluidically coupled...
US-1,007,1653 Speed controlling an electric machine of a hybrid electric vehicle
A hybrid powertrain includes an engine having a crankshaft, and an electric motor having a rotor selectively coupled to the crankshaft via a disconnect clutch...
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